Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


Yamaha’s Strange Design Experiment: The √

The Yamaha √ (a.k.a ‘root’) is a crazy and surprisingly cool idea someone at the company had – to have two groups of designers do each other’s tasks. That is, having the guys from Yamaha Corporation, who deal with musical instruments and hardware work in transport design, while their colleagues from Yamaha Motor CO. Ltd. would create some music-making concepts. Here’s the official clip showcasing the bike’s design:

Disappointing to some or intriguing to others as the Yamaha Root may be, we know one thing for sure – this is one bike nobody will forget any time soon. Built on the MT-07 platform, the bike was changed dramatically and transformed into a completely new two-wheeler breed.

You won’t see the √ in a Yamaha dealership any time soon and this will probably end up in a museum, possibly touring the shows occasionally.

[Edit: If the video above doesn’t work, click HERE]



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